Guide to the Large Mammals of Thailand by John Parr is an excellent
field guide to this group of animals; one which is small enough
to be carried in a large pocket. The publication concentrates on
the more identifiable mammals that one is likely to see, excluding
bats, small rodents and shrews, but including squirrels, treeshrews
and civets, meaning that the plates are not overcrowded and the
book can easily be used in the field to identify mammals.
The Large Mammals
of Thailand comprises a 25 page introduction, 39 colour plates,
65 pages of species accounts and 12 pages of mammal tracks.
to this book is concise and informative, containing notes on habitats,
consevation issues and protected areas important for large mammals,
making for interesting reading before trips to the field. The colour
plates are excellently illustrated and uncluttered, something which
cannot be said for many bird field guides, and the species accounts
contain useful identification information and range maps. This book
really does make identifying mammals as easy as it can.